JIRCAS, through international collaborative research, one of the schemes of its main activities, aims to provide scientific solutions to the various problems confronting the countries in the developing regions of the world, particularly in the areas of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. In line with this scheme, JIRCAS launched the JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program in 1992. Since then, every year, JIRCAS invites promising researchers from research organizations in developing countries to conduct research work under the supervision of JIRCAS researchers.
This fellowship program has two types namely, ‘Tsukuba-Okinawa’ and ‘Project Site’. This year, however, there is no call for applications for ‘Okinawa’ fellowship. Researches under the ‘Tsukuba’ type will be carried out at the JIRCAS Headquarters in Tsukuba, and those under the ‘Project Site’ type, at the research institutes in the developing countries where JIRCAS collaborative research projects are being implemented.
This year, five (5) researchers will be awarded the Tsukuba Fellowship, and one (1) researchers, the Project Site Fellowship.